What are the health risks with Yaz and Yasmin?
Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills have serious side effects, which have been wrongfully downplayed by their manufacturer. Thousands of women in the state of Colorado are users of Yaz or Yasmin and may not be aware of the dangerous health risks and side effects of this medication.
Recently, the New York Times reported on the health concerns surrounding Yaz and Yasmin.
Yaz Side effects suffered by some women who take Yaz or Yasmin:
- blood clots
- heart attack
- pulmonary embolism
- gall bladder disease
- deep vein thrombosis
If you feel leg cramps, a Charlie horse, or sudden loss of breath and are using Yaz or Yasmin, please seek medical care immediately.
Why Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills are under FDA investigation
In early 2009, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) asked Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, (the makers of Yaz and Yasmin) to change Yaz TV commercials that were misleading. Bayer aggressively promoted the birth control pills as treatments or cures for symptoms related to menstruation, including treatment for PMS (premenstrual syndrome), acne, and muscle aches. Attorney Generals from 27 states joined the FDA in filing complaints against Bayer. The FDA warned Bayer that its commercials understated Yaz and Yasmin's risks and promoted unapproved usage of the pills.
Yaz and Yasmin are approved for only 3 medical uses:
- Pregnancy prevention
- Treating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
- Treating moderate acne
Yaz is the top-selling birth control pill in the United States. Between Yaz and Yasmin, both pills dominate the birth control market and account for more than 25% of the birth control pills administered in the United States.
Although Bayer agreed to run a massive advertising campaign to correct the misrepresentations in their prior ads, Yaz and Yasmin are the subject of at least 32 federal lawsuits. These suits allege that Bayer didn't warn of the increased risk of injury associated with the use of their birth control pills, and that Bayer overpromoted benefits to increase sales of the pill. 50 deaths associated with the use of Yaz from 2004-2008 are alleged in one of the federal lawsuits against Bayer.
What to do if you've used Yaz or Yasmin and have side effects
If have experienced Yasmin or Yaz side effects or health problems during or after taking this medication, you should contact a Yaz lawyer to see if you're entitled to compensation. Our lawyers will help you in fighting and getting you the compensation and care you deserve. We fight hard to protect your health and the health of other Colorado women injured by Yaz or Yasmin.
Women who have used the oral contraception Yasmin or Yaz should be aware they could be at an increased risk for severe health complications compared to those taking other birth control pills.
If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism or gall bladder disease while using Yasmin or Yaz, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today at 303-736-6110 to talk about your case.
Health problems from use of Yaz or Yasmin?
If you or any member of your family has experienced negative side effects from the use of Yasmin or Yaz birth control, then please contact us right away at 303-736-6110.
All of our Colorado Yaz attorneys work on a contigency basis, which means you will pay no up front out-of-pocket money.